Avoid a tick bite! A tick is a spider-like arthropod parasite. It feeds on the blood of animals and people. A tick can transmit viruses, bacteria, parasites and even poison while sucking blood. Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, is the most well-known and dangerous bacterium that may be present in a tick. This disease can eventually lead to various health complaints.
Protecting yourself for a tick bite is important for your health. How can you prevent a tick bite? With our tick bite prevention tips and products!
PREVENTION TIPS: PREVENT TICK BITES
A tick bite can be prevented by covering your skin as much as possible when you are outside. Ticks live in gardens, dunes, meadows and woodland. Always wear long trousers and put your trouser in your socks. Especially when you enter the garden or nature. How can you optimally protect your feet, ankles and lower legs and prevent ticks from reaching your skin? Wear the impregnated, insect-resistant Bugsox from Care Plus!
BEST PREVENTION AGAINST TICKS: PROTECT YOUR FEET
Research has shown that insects and ticks often target your feet and lower legs. A well-known urban legend is the story that ticks fall of tree’s and drop on you as soon as you walk underneath a tree or bush. This is not the case and it is important to know the facts.
The best prevention tip against tick bites based on facts? Start at the bottom! Protect your feet with the very comfortable and insect-resistant socks from Care Plus. Wearing impregnated Bugsox significantly reduces the chance of insect and tick bites! The tick can not run, sit or bite on the sock. By protecting your feet you can nip the attack of this small animal in the bud and prevent a tick bite.
PREVENT A TICK BITE? USE ANTI-INSECT FROM CARE PLUS!
The use of a good anti-insect repellant also works preventively against tick bites. The Care Plus products with DEET protect your skin against insect and tick bites. Prefer a product without DEET? Anti-Insect Natural is a good remedy against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects, based on natural lemon-eucalyptus extracts. If you cover your skin well, wear Bugsox and rub your uncovered skin with a good Anti-Insect product, such as the Anti-Insect Deet 50% Lotion, you really have used all means to prevent tick bites.
SAFELY REMOVING A TICK
Have you been in the countryside? Check yourself for tick bites! Even if you have used all means to prevent tick bites, it is still advisable to check yourself for tick bites.
If you find a tick bite, it is very important that the tick is removed quickly, safely, and in the correct manner. You should do so within eight hours, using the Care Plus® Tick Remover. The Tick Remover is supplied with two alcohol swabs for disinfecting the bite locations after the tick has been removed.
1. Hold the tweezers with your thumb and middle finger and use your index finger to press on the rear end of the tweezers; the grab mechanism will now open.
2. Place the grab mechanism carefully over the tick – as closely as possible to the skin – and then allow the grab mechanism to close.
3. Then, with a few gentle tugs, pull the tick out vertically from the skin.
4. Disinfect the location of the tick bite and put the date of the bite in your diary.